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  • 10% Sale at Woodcraft

    Well, I made the mistake of going over to the local (35 miles away) Woodcraft store because today was their 10% off everything (almost) sale.



    I ended up getting the lathe I have been drooling over for the past year, the Nova DVP XP. It won't be in until next weekend so I am still waiting. They only had one left when I got there (the display) and I didn't want that one.
    I have been on the fence about buying this lathe and I finally decided if I am going to get one it is going to be a good one and capable of doing anything I might want to do. It's been 25 years since I had a lathe in my shop, so no doubt it will be like starting from scratch.

    I see on Teknatool's website that they have an accessory for doing ornamental turning on their lathes. It also lets you do some light metal turning with a toolpost attachment and wood threading such as for threaded lids on round boxes, might have to look into one of those too.
    Last edited by Bob D.; 10-19-2007, 04:56 PM.
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    Re: 10% Sale at Woodcraft

    Very nice score there Bob

    That's a beautiful lathe

    Have fun
    Cheers! - Jim
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    • #3
      Re: 10% Sale at Woodcraft

      Well I picked my lathe yesterday but don't have time this weekend to get it set up. I'll work on that during the week I hope once I decide on a place in the shop to set it up. Gonna need to re-think my tool layout.
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      Light is faster than sound. That's why some people seem really bright until you hear them speak.
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      “If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a plumber.” - Albert Einstein
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      "Its a table saw.... Do you know where your fingers are?"
      ---------
      sigpic http://www.helmetstohardhats.com/

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      • #4
        Re: 10% Sale at Woodcraft

        Good luck with your turning. It is addictive. I started recently also and it is a blast! The lathe is just the beginning of the costs of woodturning. Make sure you get a face shield for protection. I strongly suggest finding a local turning group to get some instruction. There is a lot of helpful turning forums on the internet. Do not know what kind of tools you have but Harbor Freight has a couple of low cost sets that are a good start while you are still learning to sharpen. Get the set of 8 for about $36 if ordering off the web but get the better set with red handles if buying in their store for about $49. Both are good deals, IMHO.
        Start off slow then taper off.

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        • #5
          Re: 10% Sale at Woodcraft

          Thanks for the info mpax. I had a lathe years ago but only used it to reproduce some porch spindles on the house I was renovating. Other than that I don't have much background with a wood lathe. I sold the lathe in 1990 but for some reason didn't let go of the turning chisel set I had so I have those to start out with. Right now I am building up my shop in anticipation of being fully retired in about 3 to 5 years and be able to waste my days in the shop making sawdust, so I have plenty of time to learn.
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          Light is faster than sound. That's why some people seem really bright until you hear them speak.
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          “If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a plumber.” - Albert Einstein
          ---------
          "Its a table saw.... Do you know where your fingers are?"
          ---------
          sigpic http://www.helmetstohardhats.com/

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